Since 2001 the own teachers community has been growing and at the moment there are 16 teachers active in both French and Flemisch communities and their activities are complemented by another 10 international guest teachers who visit us regularly. Still open to a broad input from international teachers worldwide, many dancers from all over Europe and beyound have come along and added a special flavour, feeling at home in this community. What is has to offer : humbleness, grounded, friendly & heartful and diversity. Wherever you live in Belgium, whether you speak Dutch, French or English, within a one hour drive you can attend several classes around the week, and workshops of all levels, around the year.
Deepening our dance practice through the Heartbeat maps, we will find the shapes of the essential feelings as they move through us in the moment, and transform leftover fragments of old emotion into aliveness.
If Flowing is full of love, then we love our bodies - their softness and strength and capacity to move
If Staccato is full of love then we can express ourselves and find connection
If Chaos is full of love then we can release everything that blocks it, and we can dance what we loved and lost
If Lyrical is full of love, we are moving in an energetic field of kindness, aliveness and warmth If Stillness is full of love, we can breath that love in and out
As human beings, we are built to know what others are feeling - there is a part of the nervous system that does this, but we may have trained ourselves to shut it down. It is an instinctive animal part of us worthy of our curiosity and respect. In All is Full of Love, we will be seeking the conditions when we can act from instinct, inhabit intimacy and work directly from divine intelligence. We will practice the embodiment of the heart, valuing all the times when we can say yes to love
In this workshop we move / dance with how essential/ basic grounded joy or the pure energetic of grounded joy can help us to experience and revel in the Relief that can come when we have allowed our emotions space and time to move in their own way and their own tempo, no more and no less; to really say yes and welcome the joy when it comes in small moments and in maybe longer warm blissful amounts of time, through our whole body. Sometimes there is an undercurrent of joy carrying on where everything is keeping in movement, flexibly and meeting the moment as it is, the reality, right now. The relief throughout all of the body when there is less squeezing closed or knottedness of emotions which have been disallowed, not accepted. The, perhaps unexpected, delight in celebrating in a beautifully embodied way and have gratitude. We will move through our practice of the 5 Rhythms time and again, to dance through this and, as much as possible, we allow everything that is happening in us. Yes, even revelling in the joy, having the satisfaction, without doubting it or questioning it. By the end of the day that sense of being softly grounded with the relief and even bliss can even feel like something as a matter of course, self-evident, yes, maybe this can be a “normal” part of our lives, feeling it in our bodies, right down to our toes. I look forward to following the movement of this journey with you.
In this series "My Life and My Heart", we explore in movement, alternately the Waves map rhythms: Attention (Flowing), Clarity (Staccato), Adventure (Chaos), Freedom (Lyrical), and Connection (Stillness), and the Heartbeat map emotions: Awake (Fear), Upright (Anger), Release (Sadness), Relief (Joy), and Embracing (Compassion). In each workshop we go deeper with one rhythm or emotion, whilst also moving through full waves. Nancy will teach the Heartbeat workshops, Edo the Waves workshops.SCHRIJF JE VANDAAG IN!